Academic Grammar: The Passive

Welcome to our bi-monthly newsletter #3. This article is going to discuss complex passive structures used in academic writing: impersonal passive & to+infinitive passive. It also includes 'nominalisation' a common grammar verb to noun structure change to improve formality.This blog includes a free worksheet download!

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AEUK 

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passive grammar

passive grammar

Passive Grammar is... ...common in academic English because it helps to create formality, focuses on the object and develops an impersonal stance. This blog will look at impersonal passive structures (it is claimed / to + infinitive passive forms) and nominalisation (changing the verb into a noun). A common way of reporting what is said by people or by an unspecified group …

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